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anti fracking rage in romania clashes erupt in the village between police and locals who don't want american energy giant chevron to drill for shale gas in the area plus. a delegation of a u.s. officials descends on kiev once again to reiterate their support for the government rallies public gatherings show no sign of displayed either despite being told of go for days to stop disrupting the government now. and as the mourning for nelson mandela continues world wide look into concerns that traces of south africa's tainted past may return this time for the country's minorities.
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if you just joined us here about international very good evening from moscow it's eight pm my name is kevin irwin our top story than tonight the fracking protests in northeast romania have turned violent clashes have broken out between police and locals who are trying to stop the u.s. all joined chevron from drilling for shale gas in the area catherine office at the site of the rest. here in this is just moments after a very tense clashes between protesters who are against chevron conducting exploration for shale gas drilling here in this area in northeastern mania what you see behind me over there is actually the chevron site now protesters had ran across the street they broke down the perimeter of the chevron location tore down the fences and entered the area there were actually inside the chevron test explosion area the police had to run and there weren't arrests made at the moment but then as you can see these units riot police officers had been called into the area this is
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when things very much escalated and we have several protesters arrested there are actions between the police and the demonstrators and actually if we pan over here you can see people very upset about what's happening here with chevron and. these protesters who have been camped out here for over a month earlier that's the count was actually broken up by riot police officers today saturday was supposed to be a major protest there and they're still trying to get chevron to leave because although chevron in october announced it was seizing operations the work had begun these police officers are not going anywhere as you can see they're trying to keep the protesters contained to this area so that they don't break out again and go on to the chevron site now we did see several arrests some people had been injured they were taken out in medical vans we don't know exactly how many and again it's a tense tense environment these people are very unhappy with the conduct of the
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police not just today but earlier and they're very unhappy that chevron is continuing these operations they feel that although chevron says that it's trying to do this in a responsible way the people here feel like they haven't been consulted they feel like their point of view isn't being taken into consideration and we have to keep in mind this is a farming area people here rely on the land to survive if the water does get through. how many and which is something that they fear will happen as a result of the fracking their very existence is threatened which is why they're so frustrated with the situation in kinshasa a tense environment the demonstration getting as that's unclear what will make these protesters leave as you can see if we turn around they're sitting down they're staying in their ground they don't want to leave this area. or of course keep you posted on the developments in romania you can also. come from on twitter as well and as mentioned locals fear the substances used in fracking will accumulate in the soil and pollute ground water even pollute the air most of the
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chemicals will remain in the ground for years to come now activists claim there are over a thousand documented cases of water contamination near drilling sites with health impacts including sensory and rest damage but earlier i spoke to environmental safety campaigner george barber who says big business and government are closer than ever when it comes to share. what you see essentially is this this battle between big business and the interests of the people and a consistent pattern both in the u.k. and roumania where you're seeing major figures from the energy industry moving into into government directly david cameron as i came to power on the promise of being the greenest government ever and what we've seen is exactly the opposite in rumania it's exactly the same scenario with a leader that says says no to fracking because the people want it and then when he's in power he starts dancing to the tune of these major players like chevron george the problem the bottom line here is that the general public not as may be. the involve no not even a little concerned about the environment the kids to bring
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a little card to run they've got jobs to do they want cheap fuel this is one of the law is being you know both here and in romania that you know. maybe a poison your children but it's going to be cheaper to the people in neighboring plots of land the ones that have to suffer the consequences the huge increase rates of cancers also at risk or your problems thousands of families have been forced to move out of that areas and one of the reasons that we're not hearing more about the specific stories of the illness is that in order to get any kind of compensation from these fucking companies they have to settle out of court because they can't fight the legal battles that sharon kind of forward. feeling the public unrest in ukraine yet again a delegation of pages now spoken to the crowds in kiev the protesters have now got four days to decamped from government buildings poor scots for. crowds
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behind me were addressed by a delegation of e.u. officials who once again reiterated their support for the opposition movement the delegation met with opposition leaders and mingled with the crowd but they didn't meet any representatives of the government of course the government the survived a vote of no confidence in midweek but despite this result it hasn't stopped the e.u. delegation from backing calls for a snap election but was. the discussions we had today and to visit in the hospital we see that people will growing made that choice for a. country lives loose in freedom. and under the rule of law if the opportunity for the called for early elections. we've done a pretty good run through every time it's the right of what was in the. world the opposition continue their blockade of certain government buildings with a deadline set by the government for them to be out expiring on tuesday on the
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delegation support for the opposition comes despite ukraine's prime minister calling for outside interference to stop and simple tell you slate the e.u. delegation were condemning what they describe as russian pressure on kiev where the protesters are set once again to roll into the evening with all eyes now on sunday when the opposition organizers hope that one million people from all over ukraine will descend on the capitol. hill scott there reporting for us political commentator alexander across so often london told us the amount of attention western politicians are paying to ukraine's opposition is unacceptable. my jennifer any ukrainian or russian or any other diplomats or former politicians are proud and politicians would take part in any a demonstration against the e.u. in all across or simply the euro and that would cause an uproar that would probably even in the western countries going to the united nations and asking for
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a meeting of security council because that is blatant into fields this isn't nothing to do with people color as the way some politicians like to say about it and the rule of law does not involve foreign diplomats and foreign politicians interfering and basically provoking this violence like it's happening in ukraine. journalist martin saif who's followed ukraine's recent history says the bitter divide among its people would only deepen if the association deal happens. i think it would be a nightmare come true in the long term ukraine and the european union have a locks again from increased relationships with each other but the package that the e.u. was proposing and the price you create would be severed ties with russia and the east bloc would in the short term cause a very we'll drop in standard of living for the ukrainian people much greater energy price costs and the european union and european commission given their own
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financial woes would not be in a position to give ukraine the necessary financial support it would need in these situations the european union has major problems within its own area that it really must resolve before it can really new its all first to reach out to nations like ukraine and i think there really needs to be a fundamental reassessment in brussels of what ukraine needs which has not been adequately recognized in brussels meanwhile investigations underway into allegations of brutality from both police and pro e.u. activists that unfolded last week in english has got outside of the story. he couldn't but i mean now why don't you call the worst moment was when i saw people being beaten on the ground at my feet they were just kids and i couldn't do anything about it and it was terrible it must never happen again. the night of november thirtieth when peaceful protests in the heart of kiev were broken up by
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ukraine special right police force dozens and up in hospitals images of police beating defenseless people emerged on the internet the it was the next day it was the police on the receiving end of the violence but at the hands of a mob and not the peaceful protesters who were dispersed just the day before. i got hit by either a brick or a piece of pavement score in the face it's hard to tell because everything was flying no one could predict it would go like this that there would be rocks bricks most of cocktails. i was scared for my units who were there because it was totally unexpected right in front of all of this there were these boys eighteen nineteen years old who serve in the army and everything was flying at them rocks molotov cocktails. these men are among the officers still in hospital
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a week after the attack some received injuries severe enough to leave them disabled or to convince them to leave the force but both undaunted gay i determined to return to service and say did don't have any animosity towards the crowd on independence square i can understand the people they want to express their opinion . people have the right to voice their opinion but without breaking the law it would not be an overstatement to say that many people here. is there any mean especially after last week's intense clashes what's there is a pretty there that. simply. received those who gave the orders that should be held responsible for the violence. recordings on the internet of the orders that received. to clear we must create
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a parliamentary commission and find the person who blew it all up and hold them criminally responsible i'm sure the orders came from someone higher than the head of police. as the protests enter their third week the tension is palpable no one wants a repeat of last week's nightmare. efforts from both sides among people whose patience is already wearing thin. well we've been following events in and around ukraine online as well you can find it will present in a coach spoke to the team approach and about at the meeting in sochi couple days ago with all tito kong and also unravel some of the speculation behind it what was said so. there most is told britain's prisons become a breeding grounds for extremists coming up in a crackdown on hate preaching behind bars is under way to try to stop impressionable brits from big radicalized in the south.
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choose the stories that in your life choose the access to. the man who led south africa out of his darkest days of apartheid nelson mandela will be laid to rest on december the fifteenth at his family estate but can the change in a quality embodied be maintained in a country which suffered such deep scars artie's paul asli and next asks if a different chapter on segregation that lies ahead. for many years south africans in particular have been asking themselves the question what happens when mandela pos is on and for a long time there was a war we that everything he stood for which was essentially bringing white and black south africans to give it would disappear when he dies this question has
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become less urgent as the years have passed on and a new generation of south africans has come to the fore but certainly there are pockets of particularly white south africans who are today afraid now i visited the community of claim from tain which is a whites on cave they you find only off the condos and all these are white south africans who can trace the roots back to european settlers who came in the sixteen hundreds you need special permission to enter the area there are security guards everywhere there are statues paying tribute to the founders of a party which was some africa's legal system of discrimination between blacks and whites people there justified the existence of such enclaves as merely a way of preserving their history the culture their language they argue against any kind of claims of racism we feel strongly about our identity and we want to protect that and preserve it this together with the fear that some white of economists feel
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has caused some to put in place contingency plans now there's a group called the state land is they estimate that their figures are around eighty to one hundred thousand people and they are all linked through mobile phones in such a way that if in any time they believe a genocide happens and they do believe that a genocide is coming against white south africans they can then mobilize him selves and move to an area where they will be able to both protect themselves and be completely self-sufficient and i visited this community and this is what they had to tell me right now oh we're the stage or little six. little sort of is really the true congeals of these white south africans our. are in the minority the majority really credit mandela with putting the country back from the brink of civil war for god less of the color of the skin the race the creed they've been lead to south africans for god mandela as the hero of the struggle against onstage and seen him
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as one of the greatest friends this country has ever given birth to. fall asleep in their reporting for us being a foreigner stuck in the north korean jail can't be easy so how did you get out well you apologize apparently for your war crimes that's exactly what an eighty five year old u.s. veteran had to do to walk free head to a web site and get more on his story. but egypt more and more people are being thrown behind bars for not keeping in line with military rule covering up to r.t. dot com has details of the almost daily arrest taking place now. right to see. first for you and i think you're. on a reporter's. instagram. the
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british government stronger measures to stifle the spread of extremism it follows the brutal murder of a u.k. soldier by islamists in london the plan includes blocking jihad this material on the web and cracking down on hate preaching but is not is there a smith reports next the country's jails are also becoming a breeding ground for radicalism. wormwood scrubs prison in west london temporary or longer term home to around fourteen hundred male prisoners apart from the inevitable gang activity and drug taking that goes on inside many prison inmates find religion while they're doing their stretch some are genuine others not so much. those who watch on to and use that religion is an excuse for treatment and we're particularly concerned that when is clear evidence that there are youngsters being radicalized. and forced to join the right to causation of young
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a full report prisoners. who then can become a tree machine while evidence from the prison office's union shows prisoners are necessarily so much finding gods as having shoved in their faces muslim gangs have grown in power and influence in jails all over the country and the prison officers association is concerned that they target vulnerable new arrivals for conversion and that those who are muslims already are being forced into more extremist views you speak to some prisoners and over. food or are taught to get more time a show or just to be seen as to be part of a gun culture i've done it for protection i've done it because i was bullied extremists who are ultimately released from behind these walls back into society.
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france's launched its second major intervention in africa this year with more than a thousand troops on the ground in the central african republic the soldiers with armored personnel carriers have now moved beyond the capital bangui to patrol remote areas where the violence is that most intense furious clashes on thursday left almost three hundred dead paris began to send reinforcements hours after the u.n. authorized the mission to quell a spike in sectarian bloodshed thousands of civilians have fled to the country's main airport now seeking refuge from armed fighters christian militias loyal to the ousted president battling muslim rebels who currently control the country lawrence freeman from executive intelligence review magazine believes domestic problems are behind the french move. recently france has become more active militarily and i think the problem with that there france and britain have not given up they are intent on having access and use of some of the resources and wealth of the african countries or so i think france is suffering serious problems
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home. devastating collapse in living standards throughout all of europe so many things i think combining to push france forward into some of these more very activity is. more of them recently than we've seen before. the world trade organizations agreed a landmark deal which could provide a trillion dollar boost to the global economy the agreements designed to speed up cross border trade was slashing red tape and checkpoints list said the slow so gave a lift to developing nations by creating up to twenty million jobs there it's the first global trade deal of its kind but as yet to be ratified by each member state other top stories tonight in mexico six people suspected of stealing a truck with highly radioactive material aboard in a medical scanner have been released now from hospital themselves one of the younger suspect age sixty was front of a traces of radioactive poisoning the man will remain in detention for further
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questioning vehicles carrying stream the dangerous cobalt sixty when it was hijacked to govern the capital earlier this week. it's one of the world's most popular vacation spots but those who try to settle down in paris often find their romantic notions shouted terrorists or explains why. it all looks great on paper but anyone with an aspiration of living in central paris quickly discovers the nightmare it becomes looking for here this picture us the center of the city might as well have a sign that says off limits to anyone with a tight budget but if you must prepare for very tight quarters when you first arrive to the far out i was completely shocked because this was the smallest area that i found myself i didn't look it's from here through here. danica pay seven hundred seventy year olds for this tiny twenty square metres central paris flat in the popular lot in quarter area plus another hundred for bills and internet she
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chose convenience over price a choice that's not quite there for others like sabina who lives just outside paris with three other people her bedroom in the basement. was about five hundred euros when i moved. i was looking on internet for a place with five hundred euros couldn't find anything really. expensive visited a few places. couldn't find any so i decided to. close in more extreme cases not only do people end up far from the center but in apartments like this one where there's no kitchen or hot water. it's a real problem for lack of housing we need a hundred to nine hundred thousand more housing this is what explains the high prices in july report released by france's national institute of statistics and economic studies found that one hundred forty one thousand five hundred people were
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without a fixed residency in france a rent control law was recently passed as part of a larger housing reform to address the lack of housing substandard conditions and the trend of people being pushed out of paris and other major cities but changes in living standards won't come overnight a fact many in the city of lights have just come to accept. well ok. just first cilia r.t. paris really watch if i disagree with a slight here in moscow next news bulletin just both thirty three minutes time next the load mercy for those big bankers look to make quick buck with most cars are breathing down their necks again.
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ukraine is in a tough spot right now trying to figure out whether to join the e.u. or the arrangements custom union it would be nice if they would you know maybe allow the populace to vote for their future via referendum but sadly it looks like the politicians will be making a historic decision i can see why some people want to look west and some people want to look east but i don't understand why so-called ukrainian nationalists want so desperately to join the e.u. first off any nationalist groups in the e.u. are automatically demonised as right wing extremists and in the politically correct west patriotism is pretty much a dirty word generally nationalist like their culture and the people who are part of it but if you look at migration trends within the e.u. we see that the slavic part of it is flooding western europe looking for work i have many relatives from the slavic part of the e.u. and almost all of them have to work abroad and might sound nice to be able to work in europe but the reality is that ukrainians will probably be paid even less than bulgarians rumanians to clean toilets and london ukrainian nationalists don't have to like russia or join the customs union or join any bloc of countries but
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advocating a future for themselves the e.u. seems absolutely backwards at least to me but that's just my point. quite often countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa's a colony it's a colony the big corporations it's a colony of some its own leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank's development of social programs goes to pay back debts whole country is drowning under the amount of debt that they had and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same event as money to pay back o. this. and all that money. the wages of debt. but. did you know the prize is the only industry
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specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy albus. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and our press difficult we've been hijacked why a handful of transnational corporations will profit by destroying what our founding fathers one school class i'm tom hartman and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem trucks rational debate and a real discussion critical issues facing america if i ever go ready to join the movement then walk a little bit but. they
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look like bounty islands where the local can enjoy the sun and the ocean. but what was buried here years ago. means these people are suffering the consequences. of. how much more poison lies on the ground. and behind this zone there is what we call the kalid bank on which there is a deposit of plutonium left by security test which caused the dispersion of radio nuclides despite previous cleaning efforts there remains a deposit of a little less than two kilos of plutonium stuck in the rock and the coral reef is about ten meters down you can attest a never ending legacy. welcome
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to the kaiser report imax kaiser. so. what do you. well success for david cameron's trade mission to china this way. they are downing street announced at the u.k.'s won the right to export pig semen to china this is going to be a long one in a deal worth forty five million pounds per year. little piggies rescue britain's economy from share and exchange it appears china will win the rights to more of the u.k.'s real income producer.
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